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Ministry to start Hajj evaluation and preparations for Umrah soon

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Aug 04, 2020 - 08:52
KABUL (Pajhwok) Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will assess the experience it gained in organizing this year’s exceptional Hajj within two weeks and will try to benefit from lessons it learned. Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Dr. Hussein...
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No Coronavirus Cases Among Pilgrims: Saudi

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Aug 01, 2020 - 12:37
KABUL (Pajhwok) Saudi Health ministry has said that no coronavirus cases were recorded among the pilgrims, nor any diseases affecting public health. The Ministry of Health announced on Friday that no diseases affecting public health have been...
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This year’s Hajj measures aim to protect the guests of God: King Salman

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Aug 01, 2020 - 11:52
KABUL (Pajhwok) : Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said that the world is going through exceptionally hard times, adding that the number of pilgrims was limited this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Hajj measures this year aim to...
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Islam calls for protecting communities against epidemics: Sheikh Al-Manea

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Jul 30, 2020 - 21:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Islam's teachings seek to ensure people's health and physical wellbeing, and maintain the cleanliness of oneself and keep the environment clean. The teachings also call for taking measures to protect communities against the spread...
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60,000 personnel serving pilgrims from 160 nationalities: Khaled Al-Faisal

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Jul 30, 2020 - 21:28
KABUL (Pajhwok) ; Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the emir of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, said that as many as 60,000 personnel are taking part from various security and service sectors in serving Hajj pilgrims this year. In an...
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Amid pandemic, downsised hajj begins

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Jul 29, 2020 - 12:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Muslims have begun the annual hajj ritual in the holy city of Makkah, AFP reported on Wednesday. To curb the spread of Covid-19, the number of pilgrims has been reduced to 10,000 people already living...
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Kabul welcomes Saudi's decision on shrinking Hajj

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Jun 24, 2020 - 11:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHRA) has backed the Saudi decision on allowing a “very limited” Hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Saudi Arabia shrinks Hajj due to Covid-19

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Jun 23, 2020 - 10:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia has announced allowing a “very limited” Hajj this year due the coronavirus pandemic, media reports say. The people already living in the kingdom will be allowed to take part in the annual pilgrimage, the Saudi Hajj...
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District Hajj affairs director killed in Herat

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Jan 26, 2020 - 15:15
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials said Hajj and Islamic Affairs director of Pashtun Zarghom district of western Herat province was killed in an armed attack on Sunday. Governor’s spokesman, Jailani Farhad told Pajhwok Afghan News that Abdul...
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MoU inked to digitalise Hajj process

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Dec 14, 2019 - 18:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asan Khedmat (AK) will establish an electronic Hajj system; develop training sessions and workshops for capacity building of staffs, according to a statement on Saturday. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed in...
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Saudi Arabia will have a new prototype of a Mina in 2020

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Aug 13, 2019 - 22:08
MINA (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia will have a new prototype of a Mina in 2020, Prince Khalid Bin Faisal Al-Saud Governor of Makkah has said at a Press Conference Tuesday in Mina, Saudi Arabia. While responding to questions by journalists on likely...
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About 2.5 million pilgrims performed Hajj this year

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Aug 12, 2019 - 17:08
MINA (Pajhwok): About 2.5 million pilgrims performed this year’s Hajj exercise, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Nigeria, Adnan Bin Mahmoud Bostaji has said. Mr Bostaji, who gave the total number of pilgrims who attended Arafat on Saturday as...
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More than 1.8 Million International Pilgrims Arrived in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

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Aug 08, 2019 - 16:21
MAKKAH(Pajhwok) More than 1.8 Million International Pilgrims Arrived in Saudi Arabia for Pilgrimage The Saudi General Directorate of Passports said in a statement. 1,725,455 pilgrims travelled to the Kingdom by air, 95,634 arrived via land borders...
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No for politicization of Hajj. Shiekh Sudais

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Aug 07, 2019 - 15:40
MAKKAH (Pajhwok( A top Saudi scholar has urged pilgrims to stay away from any acts that would politicize the annual pilgrimage. President of General Presidency of Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais on Tuesday said Saudi...
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Saudi receives all pilgrims without discrimination. Prince Khalid

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Aug 05, 2019 - 10:44
MAKKAH (Pajhwok) Prince Khalid al-Faisal, governor of Mecca, said in a press conference on Sunday that “Saudi Arabia is always open to receive pilgrims from anywhere without discrimination. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the...
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Saudi Arabia announces readiness for Hajj rituals

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Jul 29, 2019 - 19:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): The General Presidency for Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque (GPH) has planned 140 initiatives to be carried out by 10,000 staff for this year’s haj season. GPH director Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azeez as-...
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Pre-hajj operation to start from Kabul next week

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Jul 04, 2019 - 14:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pre- hajj flights operation to airlift intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the performance of this year’s hajj pilgrimage will start next week from Kabul, the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHRA) said on Friday...
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6pc increase in hajj expenses this year: Ministry

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Jun 16, 2019 - 19:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHR) on Sunday said the cost of performing hajj would be $2750 per pilgrim in 2019. Thousands of people would be sent to Saudi Arabia from Afghanistan for the performance of hajj this...
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No condition for performing Hajj, Umrah: Saudi Arabia

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May 30, 2019 - 16:34
MAKKAH (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia minister for Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammad Saleh has reiterated there is no condition to impose on any Muslim coming only to perform Hajj and Umra rituals in peace. He said all Muslims around the world have the right to...
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District Hajj affairs director killed in Herat

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Jan 24, 2019 - 18:17
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials said Hajj and Islamic Affairs director of Ghoryan district of western Herat province was killed in an armed attack on Thursday. Sayed Mohammad Shirzad, Herat Hajj and Islamic Affairs director, told Pajhwok...
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